Ian Brown has released a music video to accompany one of the singles, entitled ‘From Chaos to Harmony’, off his new album. ‘Ripples’ is the former Stone Roses frontman’s seventh solo studio album which was released on the 1st March this year.
The music video sees Brown, presumably in reference to the popular Tom Hanks movie ‘Big’, as part of a Zoltar-like fortune telling machine. The mechanical puppet inside the machine is in the shape of the Manchester icon and the video shows it singing along to the song.
Brown himself can also be seen walking along the illuminated Southend seafront promenade in the video, and young British actor Noah Jupe, known for his roles in ‘The Night Manager’, ‘Wonder’ and ‘A Quiet Place’, also features as the protagonist of the short film’s strange narrative.
The video can be seen below.
‘Ripples’ is Brown’s first album since ‘My Way’ which was released exactly a decade ago. In a return to form, Brown’s newest effort reached number 4 on the UK Albums Chart and number 2 on the Scottish Charts.
This is Brown’s first musical effort since the brief reunion of The Stone Roses that occurred in 2016-17. After the release of two singles, ‘All for One’ and ‘Beautiful Thing’, as well as a string of arena shows in the UK, many believed that the Madchester pioneers would release a new album. However, at their last gig which took place in Glasgow on the 24th June 2017, Brown addressed the crowd with the statement, “Don’t be sad that it’s over, be happy that it happened”, leading many to believe that was the band’s final show.